Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Carnivora > Family: Mustelidae > Genus: Martes > Species: Martes foina > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Martes foina subsp. intermedia Severtzov, 1873 CITES (2006)

Beech marten - Martes foina (Erxleben, 1777)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 2 international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • wetlands


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Synonym for this species is listed in CITES. See there for more details.

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Akmenu cauna Latvian Latvian NRC
Beech marten English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Faina Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Fluwijn Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Fouine French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Fuinha Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Garduña Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hús mörður Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Husmår Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kivinäätä Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kivinugis Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuna belica Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuna bjelica Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuna domowa Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuna skalná Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuna skalní Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kunadhja gushebardhe Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nyest Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Shqarthi Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steemarder Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steenmarter Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steinmår Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steinmarder German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stenmård Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stone marten English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Mustela foina Erxleben, 1777
Mustela foiana Erxleben, 1777
Martes domestica Pinel, 1792
Mustela toufoeus Wroughton, 1919
Mustela intermedia Severtzov, 1873
Mustela leucolachnaea Blanford, 1879
Mustela mediterranea Barret-Hamilton, 1898
Martes rosanowi Martino, 1917
Martes foina de Ibiza (Erxleben, 1777)

Other resources

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External data

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